Newsletter - In The News - Houston Drugshttps://stopdrugswharton.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Houston Drugsen-us2021-10-24T01:26:01.1294453-05:00Opioid Overdoses Are Helping Fuel the Pandemic’s Death Tollhttps://stopdrugswharton.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=2843/26/2021 12:00:00 AM<h2 size="2" class="Heading__HeadingStyled-sc-1w5xk2o-0-h2 cWIFTE Heading-sc-1w5xk2o-1 HeroArticle__ArticleDeck-sc-1gllxr3-0 bEFVwd faBSay" spacing="0">Interruptions and isolation tied to COVID-19 have likely made an already deadly pandemic even deadlier. <a href="https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-03-26/opioid-deaths-are-increasing-the-covid-pandemics-death-toll">&lt;&lt;Full Story&gt;&gt;</a></h2>Not My Kid - Everything you need to know about underage drinkinghttps://stopdrugswharton.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=2301/7/2021 11:01:21 AMThe goal of this toolkit is to educate and inform parents, guardians, and adults about the dangers and implications of underage drinking; provide a guide that includes recommendations and resources to strengthen and encourage open conversation with youth about alcohol use; and promote a best practices approach to prevent and reduce substance use among youth and young adults.&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri;"><a href="http://fortbendcpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/FBCPC_Not-My-Kid_Underage-Drinking-Toolkit-2-1.pdf" style="text-decoration-line: underline;"><font color="#0080ff">&nbsp;&lt;Click Here to Download the Tool-Kit&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></a></span>Know the Risks of Marijuanahttps://stopdrugswharton.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=27912/17/2020 12:00:00 AM<section class="summary">Marijuana use comes with real risks that can impact a person&#8217;s health and life.&nbsp;Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal substance in the U.S.Medical Industry Profits off Opioid Crisishttps://stopdrugswharton.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=1826/12/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">The opioid crisis has ravaged through the U.S., taking hundreds of thousands of lives and costing the country an estimated $37 billion. Nearly 400,000 people died from an opioid overdose between 1999 and 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the number of overdose deaths tied to opioids was six times higher in 2017 than it was eight years prior.Anger, hope from families and survivors of opioid crisishttps://stopdrugswharton.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=1703/28/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">A multimillion-dollar settlement in the nation's deadliest drug crisis brought no relief to Jodi Barber, whose 19-year-old son died of a prescription drug overdose. He became addicted to painkillers after breaking his collarbone.</font><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: times;"><a href="https://www.chron.com/news/medical/article/Anger-hope-from-families-and-survivors-of-opioid-13718303.php">&lt;&lt;Full Story&gt;&gt;</a></span></div>Opioid epidemic is a uniquely American problemhttps://stopdrugswharton.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=1511/30/2019 12:00:00 AM<div style=""><font face="times">Brian Whitfield sat on the floor of his office, back against the wall, gun in hand and a heavy-duty garbage bag nearby. The gun was intended to kill himself.Teens Using Vaping Devices in Record Numbershttps://stopdrugswharton.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=1451/15/2019 12:00:00 AM<div>Nearly 2 in 5 students in 12th grade report past-year vaping, raising concerns about the impact on brain health and potential for addiction.</div><div><br></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/monitoring-future-2018-survey-results">&lt;&lt;See More&gt;&gt;</a></div>Narcotics: Drugs of abuse are everywherehttps://stopdrugswharton.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=14010/17/2018 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">About 30 Kingwood-area residents may have learned more about narcotics in one hour than they likely had learned over their entire lives when they attended the Feb. 20 Kingwood Positive Interaction Program (PIP) meeting.</font><div><font face="times"><br></font></div><div style="text-align: center;"><font face="times"><a href="http://www.ourtribune.com/community-2/20248-narcotics-drugs-of-abuse-are-everywhere-says-houston-police.html">&lt;&lt;Full Article&gt;&gt;</a></font></div>Family's Fentanyl Tragedyhttps://stopdrugswharton.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=1286/18/2018 12:00:00 AM<div style=""><font face="times">PLAISTOW, N.H. &#8211;&nbsp; On an autumn afternoon in 2014, Jim Zanfagna received a phone call from his son-in-law, alerting him to a string of alarming messages that were surfacing on Facebook.Dangers of CBD oilhttps://stopdrugswharton.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=1265/24/2018 12:00:00 AM<div style=""><font face="times">The Houston Police Department has recently seized products labeled as CBD (cannabidiol) oil that was being marketed for use in vaporizers at several smoke shops in Houston. HPD executed three search warrants, recovering hundreds of bottles of this substance.VICE - Carfentanilhttps://stopdrugswharton.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Houston Drugs&newsletterid=905/30/2017 12:00:00 AMThe Risks of Carfentanil